Dansersfonds celebrates the abundance of Dutch dance with the 25th gala.
Alexandra Radius and Han Ebbelaar, the most famous ballet couple the Netherlands has ever known, are organizing the Dutch Ballet Gala of the Dansersfonds ’79 they founded for the twenty-fifth time. This year, Introdans will make an appearance again together with the other major Dutch dance companies during this special benefit performance in favour of young and proven Dutch dance talent.
Introdans dances Corpus Bach, the finale of In Memoriam and part of Carmen.maquia at the gala.
Date: November 13, 2023
Corpus Bach – Choreography Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui & Nicolas Vladyslav
It’s no secret that choreography and music are ideal (dance) partners. In the playful Corpus Bach, Flemish-Moroccan dance-maker Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Frenchman Nicolas Vladyslav lift this partnership to a whole new level. Every note played by the cellist, live on stage, is reflected in the undulating bodies of the dancers, from their toes to the tips of their fingers. Read Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s and Nicolas Vladyslav’s interview here.
In Memoriam – Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Driven by a number of deaths in his family, the globally acclaimed Flemish-Moroccan choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui created In Memoriam as a tribute to his ancestors. The connection between reality and memory is at the heart of this work. In an imaginary underworld, the dancers explore polarizing forces such as attraction and repulsion, softness, and aggression in order to investigate the meaning of the word ‘harmony’. The result is both serene and hallucinatory. The music of the polyphonic ensemble A Filetta and the video footage of Gilles Delmas play an important role.
“It was my dream to include the work of Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui in the Introdans repertoire. We started in 2010 with a short excerpt from In Memoriam and have continued to expand our relationship in recent years. This leading artist is now completely at home with us.” (Roel Voorintholt, artistic director)
Carmen.maquia – Gustavo Ramírez Sansano
Tunes from this work, which is possibly the most famous opera of all time, are used in films and advertising, while famous pop stars have created their own versions. Now Introdans is presenting a totally new, modern version of the classic opera story in an exciting, surprising dance production for the whole family. Set against a superb black-and-white set design – inspired by Picasso – the Spanish choreographer Gustavo Ramírez Sansano tells a moving story of love and the destructive power of jealousy in his Carmen.maquia. A passionate family show (6+) with a mix of modern dance, flamenco and the paso doble.